Thread: Jussi Jokinen?
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02-07-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Oan View Post
This whole season so far has been kinda a slap into his face: last season (or the previous?) he took a hometown discount deal to help out the team, he could have gotten so much more from UFA-market, and now, in the last offseason the management signs J. Staal and Semin with much bigger bucks, and J. Staal also proceeds to take his place from top 6 (wasn't Jussi centering 2nd line?).
Only out of necessity. IF (huge if) the organization were to actually go out and sign/trade for an actual #3 center I could very easily see Jussi on the wing for the Semin-Staal line. He deserves a top 6 role until proven otherwise, but the fact that he's the only guy even capable of playing a #3 center role on the team right now means he won't get the opportunity until something happens.

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